Main Street - Police Investigation

Main Street - Police Investigation

Posted on November 05th, 2021
Update 3pm, Nov 5, 2021
 

Message from Mayor Zahara and RCMP Release

"Our community is deeply saddened by the events that occurred Thursday afternoon. We offer our sincerest condolences to the family who are dealing with unbelievable grief following this tragic event. In true Edson fashion, I know our community will rally around them and provide support any way we can. We also offer our thoughts and prayers to the business owner, colleagues and friends. We ask that anyone with information that may assist in the investigation to contact the RCMP immediately."
 
RCMP News Release:
 
Alberta RCMP Major Crimes investigate homicide
 
Edson, Alta. – On Nov. 4, 2021 at 5:27 p.m., Edson RCMP responded to a report of a shooting at a business on 50 Street in Edson.
 
An unknown male suspect entered a business with a firearm and attempted to rob the business. During the interaction, the suspect discharged the firearm and injured an employee.
 
The suspect who was unsuccessful in the robbery attempt, fled the business leaving the firearm behind, and departed in a vehicle. The suspect vehicle was located a short distance away unoccupied.
 
RCMP Police Dog Services and the Forensic Identification Section were called in to assist.
 
An adult male sustained critical injuries as a result of the firearm being discharged. The male was taken to hospital by EMS however died as a result of his injuries.
 
Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit has taken over carriage of the investigation with the assistance of Edson RCMP.
 
An autopsy has been ordered by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and will be completed next week.
 
The investigation is ongoing.
 
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Update 2pm, Nov 5, 2021 - Main Street has been reopened. We have no further information on the incident at this time. A release is anticipated from the RCMP.